Sarah Gooding

WordPress.com Adds Emoji Support, Coming Soon to Jetpack

Twitter announced today that it has open sourced Twemoji, a set of 872 emoji characters. This means that emoji characters tweeted from phones will now be visible on the web and will look the same across all platforms. Twitter also partnered with Automattic to bring emoji to WordPress.com, and users (more…)

10up Open Sources Its Engineering Best Practices

Taylor Lovett, director of Web Engineering at 10up, announced today that the company is open sourcing its engineering best practices. 10up has historically been a leader in contributing to open platforms, most notably being one of the first development agencies to sponsor an employee to work full-time on WordPress core. (more…)

Bulk Deactivate: A New WordPress Plugin Debugging Tool

Entry level WordPress debugging often involves the tedious task of turning plugins on and off to track down the culprit that is breaking something on your site. When seeking help in support forums, users are often instructed to deactivate all of their plugins and activate one of the default themes. (more…)

New Plugin Makes It Easy to Embed WordPress Plugin Info Cards

WordPress 4.0 brought plugin icons and info cards to the installer, offering developers more incentive to brand their extensions for a better appearance in the admin. Plugin branding has made exploring the 34,000+ items in the official Plugin Directory a more friendly and colorful experience for users. Building on top (more…)

Jetpack 3.2 Introduces Centralized Posting from WordPress.com

Jetpack 3.2 was released last week, featuring a new site logo feature for theme authors, bug fixes, and performance improvements. Today the Jetpack team officially announced the release, along with a new feature that wasn’t mentioned in the changelog. Centralized Posting from WordPress.com Self-hosted WordPress sites connected via Jetpack can (more…)